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1 03, 2021

Kitchen Renovations on the Rise in 2021; N-Hance Helps Homeowners Make the Biggest Impact for Any Budget

2021-03-01T10:58:41-05:00March 1st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading Cabinet and Hardwood Refinishing Company Offers Tips for Maximizing a Kitchen Makeover.

LOGAN, Utah New Year’s resolutions are in full swing, and for many resolutions will start right at home. Home improvement projects have been on the rise since March and according to a recent Harvard study, homeowner spending is projected to continue growing into 2021. N-Hance Wood Refinishing, a leader in the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets is sharing advice for homeowners on how to make the biggest impact with their kitchen renovations without breaking their budget as they embark on home improvements in the new year.

The kitchen is the central gathering point of the home, so naturally it becomes a common focus for renovation. For some, kitchen renovations may seem high-cost and out of reach, but there are many ways to make simple, affordable yet impactful changes that can make a drastic difference in the look of a room.

Below are some of the most impactful changes for a kitchen remodel broken down by budgets of all sizes:

  • Low-Cost Upgrades ($1,000 and under)
    • Fix up Your Fixtures: Simply swapping out cabinet pulls or even light fixtures throughout your kitchen is all you need to elevate the look of the room. Matte black and gold fixtures are trending; and zone lighting, chandeliers, and pendant lights above the island can create a sleek, modern look.
    • Add a New Backsplash: Although commonly overlooked, a backsplash can tie a whole room together. Textured tiles or lying tiles in a unique pattern such as herringbone are some of the most sought-after looks for 2021.
  • Mid-Range Kitchen Upgrades (Up to $3,000)
    • Add Color to the Focal Point: One way to add a splash of color is to paint your kitchen island or peninsula a dramatic, bold color such as navy blue or emerald green.
    • Refinish Your Cabinets: Refinishing your cabinets is a way to change your kitchen without having to tear out and completely replace existing cabinetry. A classic refinish can allow you to keep the stain the same but fix damaged or worn areas.
  • Higher-Cost, Higher-Impact Kitchen Upgrades ($3,000 & above)
    • Cabinet Color Change: Cabinets are another main focal point, so a color change can make all the difference. Darker Stains – like Deep Walnut or Modern Ebony; All-White; Two-Toned; Soft Blues and Sages; Greys; Jewel-Toned and Black are some of the most popular looks going into the new year.
    • Upgrade Counter Tops: Replace dated countertops with beautiful quartz, granite or butcherblock.
    • Customize Your Cabinets with New Doors and Built-In Storage Elements: For a completely new style, consider keeping cabinet framework, replacing door and drawer fronts and then refinishing everything in a new color. This gives the look of a complete kitchen renovation without the mess, expense and downtime of replacing all the cabinets. You can also go a step further to add custom built-in storage and shelving to fit your needs.

“As homeowners tackle renovation projects in the new year, our goal at N-Hance is to support them every step of the way on their journeys to creating their ideal spaces,” said Abby Baker, Design Enthusiast and VP of Marketing at N-Hance. “We know that complete kitchen remodels can be costly and overwhelming, so we wanted to alleviate some of those stressors and help homeowners identify where they can make the biggest impact in their homes to fit their budgets and their lifestyles.”

To help homeowners achieve their home renovation goals, N-Hance uses proprietary solutions and refinishing techniques to restore the natural beauty or change the color completely of any wood in your home. The refinishing process provides a much higher quality and durability than painting methods and the brand can help with any wood refinishing need: cabinets, hardwood floors, exterior and interior doors, built-ins, stairs and railings, moldings and trim, furniture, etc.

For more information about N-Hance Wood Refinishing or to find an operator near you, please visit www.nhance.com.

About N-Hance Wood Refinishing™

Founded in 2001, N-Hance Wood Refinishing is the largest wood refinishing company with nearly 500 franchises across North America. N-Hance has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV and more. The brand has become a household name in the $450 Billion home improvement industry because of its innovation, eco-friendly proprietary processes, and dedication to franchisees. N-Hance Wood Refinishing is a member of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of residential and commercial services brands.

12 11, 2020

Demand Doubles for N-Hance Wood Refinishing as National Nesting Trend Continues

2020-11-12T12:21:07-05:00November 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Franchisees Face ‘Good Problem’ – Filling Shortage of Technicians to Keep Pace with Non-Stop Demand.

LOGAN, Utah — As consumers continue to spend more time inside and notice pain points about their homes, N-Hance Wood Refinishing is experiencing record-breaking demand, with most franchisees booked 6-8 weeks out.

The increase in job leads is leaving N-Hance franchise owners facing a positive challenge – racing to recruit technicians to support the ongoing influx of work, bringing more jobs to the communities they serve.

“Consumers are sitting at home more, staring at the areas that they’d like to see improved, with one of most sensitive areas being their dreary kitchen cabinets. They’re looking to get upgrades made as soon as possible,” said D’Wayne Tanner, Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales at N-Hance. “We’re seeing a lot of homeowners divert money they had planned to spend on vacations to home renovation projects.”

The most popular service being requested is kitchen cabinet color changes, primarily to bright whites, soft greys or even blues. Tanner attributes that trend to economics, noting, “Cabinet upgrades can make a huge difference in the look of a high-traffic room like the kitchen at a more affordable price than tearing out and doing a full remodel.”

The company is also seeing continued interest in the N-Hance franchise opportunity, having sold 16 territories across the United States since March.

“The demand for home improvement projects is surging due to homeowners’ focus on their quality of their life at home. I believe this is a societal change – families nesting instinct and desire for improvements in the home living space are here to stay,” Tanner said. “We are seeing interest from entrepreneurs who already own other types of home improvement businesses looking to diversify their portfolios, as well as from people seeking entry into the booming industry.”

N-Hance sets the industry standard for hardwood refinishing. Helping lead the company’s growth is its one of a kind “Lightspeed® instant curing system” for hardwood cabinets and floors which saves customers time and money over the traditional refinishing, refacing or replacing alternatives. Decades of experience paired with backing by franchise powerhouse, BELFOR Franchise Group make N-Hance a proven and profitable investment opportunity that is primed for growth in this new era fueled by self and home-improvement.

Visit www.nhance.com/jobs/ to learn more about working at N-Hance. Interested in applying for a job as a technician? Contact your local franchise operator. For more information about N-Hance franchise opportunities, please visit nhancefranchise.com.

About N-Hance Wood Refinishing™

Founded in 2001, N-Hance Wood Refinishing has become the largest wood refinishing franchise with over 500 franchises across the United States. N-Hance has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens and on HGTV, DIY Network and more. The brand is becoming a household name in the $450 Billion home improvement industry because of its innovation, eco-friendly proprietary processes, and dedication to franchisees. N-Hance is backed by the franchise powerhouse, BELFOR Franchise Group with decades of experience in restoration services and franchising.

29 10, 2020

BELFOR Property Restoration Delivers Gratitude, Appreciation Lunches For ‘National First Responders Day’

2020-10-29T11:46:12-04:00October 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hundreds of BELFOR offices honor first responder and public safety departments for their dedication and bravery in communities nationwide.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — BELFOR Property Restoration (BELFOR), the world’s largest disaster restoration company and BELFOR Franchise Group, the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchisor delivered more than 5,500 pizzas and boxed lunches across the nation as part of its annual company-wide initiative to thank and honor the dedication and sacrifice of first responders.

“First responders work bravely and tirelessly to keep our communities safe, whether they’re on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, responding to active hurricanes, wildfires and severe storms, or facing other obstacles the U.S. has endured this year,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. “Every year, the BELFOR family delivers meals as a small token of appreciation to those first responders who relentlessly lay everything on the line 24/7, 365 days a year. This year especially, we are so grateful for all police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency dispatchers who selflessly and heroically keep their communities out of harm’s way.”

Yellen participated in a special delivery in Michigan, providing lunch to the Westland Fire Department. BELFOR team members from more than 250 offices delivered pizzas and boxed lunches to local first responder and public safety agencies across the nation.

These special deliveries were coordinated in honor of National First Responders Day, an annual celebration recognizing the heroic men and women who make it their responsibility to take immediate action when disasters strike. Working alongside first responders regularly to help individuals and communities rebuild after any disaster, BELFOR is committed to honoring first responders throughout the year.

“Like” BELFOR on Facebook and “Follow” @BELFOR on Twitter and Instagram to see photos and videos from the special deliveries across the country.

About BELFOR Holdings, Inc.

BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is a $2 billion entity that operates a number of companies around the world, many of which complement the core work provided in the restoration industry, including BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For nearly 75 years, BELFOR has provided residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters, including the global COVID-19 pandemic. From water and flood restoration services, fire and smoke recovery, structural damage repair, disinfection services and biohazard cleaning, to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR has a rapid and proven response. BELFOR companies operate in more than 55 countries with 450+ offices employing over 9,200 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” For more information, please visit www.belfor.com.

22 10, 2020

Chem-Dry Grows Amid Pandemic with Signed Agreements to Open 64 New Franchises Across the Nation

2020-10-22T10:37:31-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Franchise Ready to Meet Rising Demand for Healthier, Safer Homes & Workspaces.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As worry mounts about the safety and health of homes and workplaces amid the pandemic – coupled with the start of the peak cold and flu season – residential and commercial cleaning service brands are experiencing unprecedented demand.

To serve this growing need, Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network serving over 11,000 locations a day across 55 countries, has signed agreements to expand its footprint with 64 new franchises nationwide thus far this year.

One of the driving factors for this growth is that Chem-Dry has continued to innovate with new products and services since the start of the pandemic, including the launch of its new MicroPro ShieldTM Service. This new service first disinfects hard surfaces and sanitizes soft surfaces using a hospital-grade disinfectant that is approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19), and then applies a protective antimicrobial coating that kills bacteria and algae on contact for up to 90 days. System-wide sales of Chem-Dry’s overall sanitizing services are up over 300% thus far this year compared to last year.

These franchise agreements will expand Chem-Dry’s presence and allow it to offer its wide array of services to more consumers in the following regions:

  • 30 franchises across the central region in markets including Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas and Austin
  • 18 franchises across the western region in markets including Salt Lake City, Oakland, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Tucson and Spokane
  • 16 franchises across the eastern region in markets including Atlanta, Miami and Boston

“New franchisee prospects are telling us they’re inspired to join our mission of creating safer, healthier homes and businesses and providing peace of mind for families, business operators and employees,” said Ed Quinlan, President of Chem-Dry, part of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of brands. “Another common theme among interested Chem-Dry franchisee candidates is innovation. They feel confident and excited about being part of a worldwide network that has a history of and ongoing commitment to developing new technologies and products that protect homes and businesses from harmful germs and bacteria, such as MicroPro Shield.”

Over its 43-year history, Chem-Dry has become the recognized market leader by building a network of over 2,000 locations across the U.S that cover roughly 93% of the country’s population. To meet the growing demand for its innovative services, the company is actively seeking community-minded entrepreneurs to join the mission of delivering safer, healthier spaces across the country. With prime territories available nationwide, Chem-Dry is an industry-leading brand in a large and growing category, that offers its franchise network world-class training and support.

About Chem-Dry

Founded in 1977, Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a network spanning over 55 countries and serving over 11,000 homes and businesses a day worldwide. Its green-certified core cleaning solution and proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process provide a deeper clean, allow surfaces to dry faster, and leave homes and workplaces healthier. In addition to being ranked the number one carpet cleaning franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 32 consecutive years and ranked among the top 10 concepts in the magazine’s list of Top Home-Based Franchises for 19 consecutive years, Chem-Dry has been ranked as the world’s Best House & Office Franchise in the 2018 Global Franchise Awards. Chem-Dry is part of the BELFOR Franchise Group family of residential and commercial services brands. For more information about Chem-Dry and to find a local operator, visit www.chemdry.com, or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit www.chemdryfranchise.com.

20 08, 2020

2020 Survey Reveals COVID-19 Pandemic Has Not Improved America’s Emergency Preparedness

2020-08-20T14:54:20-04:00August 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Report reveals concerns about household readiness ahead of National Preparedness Month in September.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — A national survey released today found that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. experiencing 14 separate billion-dollar natural disasters in 2019, 75% of Americans do not feel that they are well prepared for natural or man-made disasters, and only three out of ten Americans have an emergency preparedness plan.

For the third year in a row, BELFOR Holdings, Inc. (BELFOR) – the world’s largest disaster recovery and property restoration company, which includes BELFOR Property Restoration and BELFOR Franchise Group – conducted an independent, national survey of homeowners and renters across the U.S. to measure disaster preparedness in recognition of National Preparedness Month in September.

Key findings of the survey, aimed at gauging how natural and man-made disasters as well as the COVID-19 crisis have impacted Americans’ decisions about emergency preparedness, include:

  • Only a third of respondents have been influenced by recent media coverage around COVID-19 to improve their emergency preparedness planning. Less than half of these respondents bought supplies for an emergency kit, created and/or updated their preparedness plan, or reviewed a preparedness plan with their family.
  • 41% of respondents are more aware of cleaning needs within their homes amid the pandemic.
  • Of the 39% of respondents currently working at home due to the pandemic, almost half would be comfortable returning to their office if their employer used a professional cleaning company certified in COVID-19 treatment, versus a janitorial service or having employees themselves clean their workplace.
  • 53% of working respondents think it is important to have an emergency plan at work, but only 40% were familiar with such a plan at their workplace.

“If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that health disasters are devastating just like natural and man-made disasters are. Everybody has a little bit of hero in them, so NOW is the time to take action to prepare each other and loved ones – don’t wait for tomorrow,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR. “We hope these results inspire people, businesses and communities to rethink their emergency plans, and drive national awareness about the importance of being prepared for any type of disaster.”

Building on the results of previous years, the 2020 survey also found that:

  • Nearly half of respondents who have not made a plan say it is because they have never thought about it.
  • Naturally, and as the survey confirms, homeowners and renters’ concerns about disasters vary by region – most worrisome are tornados (Midwest and Southwest), home fires (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic), hurricanes (South) and earthquakes (West).
  • More than six in ten respondents have special responsibilities in the event of an emergency, including pets (36%) and individuals requiring extra assistance such as children, elderly or disabled persons (26%).

“Now more than ever, we’re seeing an increased need for deep cleaning services from home and business owners alike,” said Rusty Amarante, president of BELFOR Franchise Group. “Our network of home-service based franchises will continue to operate around the clock to help residences, businesses and communities face the challenges presented by weather events, everyday disasters and the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19.”

BELFOR’s family of brands has played an essential role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing cleaning and treatment services for residential households as well as businesses and facilities including hospitals and healthcare facilities, first responder departments, cruise ships, schools and universities, sports arenas, assisted living facilities, hotels and more.

To learn more about BELFOR’s industry-leading, proprietary COVID-19 cleaning and treatment services, click here. For tips and information on how to prepare your household or workplace for disaster, click here.

About BELFOR Franchise Group 
BELFOR Franchise Group is the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group based on geographic footprint and number of units. The privately held, multi-concept franchise system is a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For over a decade, BELFOR Franchise Group has empowered entrepreneurs by offering industry-leading training, support and equipment, turnkey business models, and ongoing coaching and business development. BELFOR Franchise Group is the parent organization for nine of the strongest service-based franchise opportunities for home and commercial cleaning and restoration. The franchise brands include: 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Chem-Dry & Upholstery Cleaning, Delta Restoration Services, DUCTZ International, HOODZ International, N-Hance Wood Refinishing, PACKOUTZ, The Patch Boys, and Z PLUMBERZ. For more information, please visit www.belforfranchisegroup.com.

About BELFOR Holdings, Inc.

BELFOR Holdings, Inc. is a $2 billion entity that operates a number of companies around the world, many of which complement the core work provided in the restoration industry, including BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster restoration company. For nearly 75 years, BELFOR has provided residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters, including the global COVID-19 pandemic. From water and flood restoration services, fire and smoke recovery, structural damage repair, disinfection services and biohazard cleaning, to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR has a rapid and proven response. BELFOR companies operate in more than 55 countries with 450+ offices employing over 9,200 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” For more information, please visit www.belfor.com.

31 07, 2020

N-Hance™ Wood Refinishing Sees Spike in Kitchen Renovations During Pandemic

2020-07-31T17:25:17-04:00July 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Leader in Cabinet and Hardwood Refinishing Reports Heightened Demand.

LOGAN, Utah — Spending more time in their homes now more than ever, homeowners are taking a closer look at their surroundings and deciding to make changes. According to a recent Bank of America study on changing consumer habits amid the pandemic, 70% of consumers surveyed noted plans to tackle home improvement projects.

Seeing firsthand evidence of this trend is N-Hance™ Wood Refinishing, a national franchise specializing in the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets. The brand is reporting heightened demand for kitchen wood refinishing services, as some franchisees are seeing double digit increases in customer leads over last year at this time.

N-Hance notes some of the most popular kitchen color schemes homeowners have been asking for over the last four months:

  • All-White – A classic look that keeps a room clean and fresh. A white room is bright and inviting, but also timeless, which avoids costs for near future updates.
  • Two-Toned Rooms –For example, a kitchen with white cabinetry on the perimeter and a splash of color on the island to create a focal point creates a colorful, yet balanced space.
  • Jewel-Toned Features– Known for adding depth and sophistication to a room, jewel toned cabinets are all the rage. Emerald greens and navy blues paired with clean and classic white, wood or gold tones make for a beautifully balanced room with a splash of color.
  • Black Cabinetry – Black cabinetry is on the rise, highly sought after for making a room instantly look sleek and modern. Paired with soft gold fixtures, the trend makes any room look and feel timeless and chic.
  • Classic Grey – A popular trend among homeowners, grey – similar to white – creates a clean and timeless look that makes the room softer and more inviting.

To help homeowners achieve their home renovation goals, N-Hance uses proprietary solutions and refinishing techniques to restore the natural beauty or change the color completely of hardwood floors, cabinets, doors and trims. The refinishing process provides a much higher quality and durability than painting methods and the brand can help with any wood refinishing need: cabinets, hardwood floors, exterior and interior doors, built-ins, stairs and railings, moldings and trim, furniture, etc.

“Complete room remodels can be costly – for example, a full kitchen remodel may cost upwards of $30,000. At N-Hance, we offer customers a way to change the look of their home with a smaller, more affordable refinishing option that makes a significant difference in the look of a room,” said Nellie Garibyan, a franchise owner in Boise, Idaho. “Throughout the pandemic we have seen a strong response from our customers and that demand continues to grow. We look forward to helping homeowners achieve the home of their dreams with our safe, high-quality refinishing services.”

To ensure the safest experience possible, N-Hance offers a virtual estimate service that allows for a detailed and accurate estimate while keeping the safety and privacy of customers top of mind. In addition, N-Hance technicians are following strict safety guidelines and best practices with guidance from the CDC that include wearing medical gloves, shoe covers and facial coverings (when appropriate), observing safe social distancing and more. N-Hance sets the industry standard for hardwood refinishing. Helping lead the company’s growth is its one of a kind “Lightspeed® instant curing system” for hardwood cabinets and floors which saves customers time and money over the traditional refinishing, refacing or replacing alternatives. N-Hance’s services can give new life to your cabinets, renewing their natural beauty or updating them with a more modern look.

For more information about N-Hance Wood Refinishing or to find an operator near you, please visit www.nhance.com.

ABOUT N-HANCE WOOD REFINISHING™

Founded in 2001, N-Hance Wood Refinishing has become the largest wood refinishing franchise with over 500 franchises across the United States. N-Hance has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens and on HGTV, DIY Network and more. The brand is becoming a household name in the $450 Billion home improvement industry because of its innovation, eco-friendly proprietary processes, and dedication to franchisees. N-Hance is backed by the franchise powerhouse, BELFOR Franchise Group with decades of experience in restoration services and franchising. For more information about N-Hance and to find a local operator, visit https://www.nhance.com/ or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit https://nhancefranchise.com/.